General Regulation I - Definitions
In the General Regulations of the University, the following expressions shall have the meaning assigned below, unless the context requires otherwise:
(b) "College Regulations" means the rules made by College authorities for the conduct of students.
(c) "University Regulations" includes the General Regulations of the University and regulations made under the authority of these regulations.
(d) "The General Regulations of the University" means the rules laid down by Senate and Council for the conduct of members of the University under the authority accorded to those bodies by the Statutes of the University. They are subject to alteration from time to time by those bodies. They are published in the University Calendar Volume I available on the web via www.dur.ac.uk/university.calendar/volumei/.
(e) “Codes of Practice” and the University’s Learning and Teaching Handbook provide guidance on specific areas of the University. If there is any conflict or disagreement between what is stipulated in General Regulations and the advice given in the Codes of Practice or the University’s Learning and Teaching Handbook, the stipulations within General Regulations take precedence.
(f) "Programme". A degree or other programme is a set of modules or courses satisfying the requirements for a particular named degree or other qualification.
(g) “Authorised University Officer (AUO)” means
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor
The Head of the relevant Faculty and Deputies to the Head of the relevant Faculty
The Deputy Warden
The Dean of the Graduate School
The Principals or Masters of Colleges and Societies
The Heads of Academic, Administrative or Service Departments or Schools
The Chairs of Boards of Examiners
The Director of University IT
The Registrar and Secretary
The Academic Registrar
The Deputy Academic Registrar
The Director of Governance Support
The Director of Estates and Buildings
The Director of the Health & Safety Service
The City Liaison Officer
Any member of University staff expressly authorised to act as AUO by one of the above.
(h) “Head of the Relevant Faculty”. The current Heads of Faculty are:
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Social Sciences & Health)
(i) "The University Statutes" means the Statutes of the University of Durham scheduled to the Universities of Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne Act 1963 as subsequently amended. The University Statutes are published in the University Calendar.
(j) "The University" includes all of the University estates and in addition recognised Colleges, Licensed Halls of Residence, and Durham Students' Union (DSU) premises.
(k) "Head of College" means the Master or Principal of a maintained College, a recognised College, or a Licensed Hall of Residence.
(l) "Student" means any person admitted to the University under Section II of the General Regulations and any other person registered as a member of the University for the purpose of full-time, part-time or occasional study, including those paying a Continuation Fee.
(m) "Required to withdraw". A student who is required to withdraw from the University ceases to be a member of the University from the date of the withdrawal. From that date the student may not reside in the University or have access to any of its facilities, academic, social or sporting. Nor may a student enter for any further examinations without the special permission of the Senate.
(n) "Member of the University" includes all members of the staff of the University and of the Recognised Colleges and Licensed Halls of Residence, and all students.
(o) "The Office of the Independent Adjudicator" is the independent body to whom students may complain within three months of the issue of a Completion of Procedures letter by the University.